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Woman To Build House Out Of 747  
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2052 times:

A California woman is going ahead with the construction of a house made of elements from a 747 Jumbo jet.

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/stellameister/housejumbo.jpg

The wing of the Boeing jet will be used for the roof, its nose as a meditation temple while its trademark "bulge" will serve as a loft.

The plane's parts were obtained from an aeroplane scrap yard in California.

They cost around $100,000 (£56,000) to purchase, while the construction of the project, which is expected to start in June, is thought likely to cost several million dollars by the time it is completed.

Ms Rehwald's family owns one of California's largest Mercedes-Benz dealerships.

The property will be set on a 55-acre (22-ha) piece of land on the remote Malibu hills, looking out onto a nearby mountain range, a valley and the Pacific Ocean.

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2045 times:

forgot the source  Wink

Someone posted plans for a home built out of a 747 some time ago, good to see it is actually happening!



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User currently offlineAirbusA346 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 7437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2036 times:

Why not just buy a intact 747 and live in the 747.

Tom.



Tom Walker '086' First Officer of a A318/A319 for Air Lambert - Hours Flown: 17 hour 05 minutes (last updated 24/12/05).
User currently offlinePsa53 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3059 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2031 times:

Great idea.I wish we had a 747 aircraft made restaurant/ museum out here.That would be so cool.


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User currently offlineCarmenlu15 From Guatemala, joined Dec 2004, 4757 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Californian Woman To Build House Out Of 747 (by Cloudyapple Apr 20 2006 in Civil Aviation)

Even though I guess it would be more appropriate here in non-av...



What do I know, I'm just an 'immature troublemaker with only a passing interest in aviation' (or so they say)
User currently offlineGilligan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2020 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
The property will be set on a 55-acre (22-ha) piece of land on the remote Malibu hills, looking out onto a nearby mountain range, a valley and the Pacific Ocean.

Wonder if she knows that aluminum burns real good?

Not too many years ago someone was selling 727 fuselages on pedestals in a lake in Tennessee. The fuselage was mounted on a spindle that would let it rotate with the prevailing wind. The ad touted that you would wake up every morning to a different view!


User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2016 times:

Thanks. I guess if if I wanted to live in a 747 what's the point in chopping it up? Isn't that like sacralige?

User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1975 times:

I remember a few years ago I wanted to live in one of those ex VS 747s out in VCV. I'd have left it pretty much as it was and just made a few internal mods (like adding a few bits to the galley etc...) I'd have been the real 'birdman' lol  Smile

still I also wanted to fill my garden with airplane parts, even priced up a DC-10 engine cowl of all things!!!!

It should be noted I've matured a bit since then, hell I've had serious girlfriends since those days  Wink

Phil
FlyingColours



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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1912 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 2):
Why not just buy a intact 747 and live in the 747.

1), Just what I was thinking and 2), That would be so much cooler, like, the first class section could be your bedroom.  Smile

JG



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineWillo From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 1352 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1911 times:

Quoting AirbusA346 (Reply 2):
Why not just buy a intact 747 and live in the 747.

Would you want a window cleaning bill that big?


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1903 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 6):
what's the point in chopping it up?

To make it cheaper to move.

If I sky crane could move an intact 747 this would not be a problem. Considering it can't, the chances of moving it by road to anywhere 'usefull' intact is nil. the only way to move it somewhere usefull and 'inexpensively' is to cut it down to the point were it can be moved by road or sky crane.

I would love to do this myself, but as my lot is spacious enough for the kids to run around un restricted, it's still not big enough for anything with wings over 50' without violating code.


User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (8 years 4 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1884 times:

Here is the BBC Link: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4926216.stm

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